Master Interior Architecture


You can apply now for the programme starting in August 2016

If you are interested and wish to find out whether you are eligible for admission, please register by filling in the Study Link application form on the KABK website. In reply, you will receive an email with the information about application deadlines, required documents and the admission procedure, which can also be found below. Please note: for a complete application all candidates must register by filling in the application form, as well as sending the required documents to See the steps in the ‘application procedures’ section below.

Admission requirements
Candidates must be BA or MA graduates of an art or design academy and must present their reasons for wishing to enrol in this course on the basis of a portfolio of their work and an accompanying letter. Candidates are expected to have developed an interdisciplinary approach to interior architecture, to feel a fascination for human needs and behaviour in a world whose social and cultural parameters are constantly changing, and to be well informed about recent developments in their specific field.

Application deadlines
Application deadline round 1 is 1st of March 2016
Application deadline round 2 is 1st of May 2016 (non EU/non EEA applicants)
Application deadline round 3 is 1st of June  2016


***Please note: Non EU/EEA applicants requiring an entry visa (MVV) need to apply before 1 May. Non-EU/EA applications received after 1 May will not be accepted.***


Required application documents:

The following documents are necessary for admission:
– a motivation letter
– a PDF portfolio (max 5 MB , larger files are not accepted)
– a copy of your passport (and visa if applicable)
– a copy of relevant diplomas
– an application for a Nuffic certificate (if applicable)
– a scan of your passport photo
– a scanned proof of payment of your application fee

The portfolio should give an impression of your motivation, ideas and skills relevant for a Master in interior architecture. Your PDF portfolio contains relevant work of your BA study and/or working experience or other creative activities like drawings, paintings, projects with renderings, pictures of models.

Send the Portfolio and the documents with Wetransfer to

Application fee 2016/2016
The application fee is 25 euros. Add a scanned proof of payment to your application. See for payment instructions.

Tuition fee 2016/2017
Compared to other countries, tuition fees are relatively low in the Netherlands due to favorable Dutch regulations.
Tuition fees for 2015-/2016 are for European students 1.951 euros, for non European students 5.500 euros. Tuition fees can be adapted each year. Please check the latest info at

English test

We do not require a specific English certificate, but your English should have the same level as IELTS 6 (overall score) or Toelf 83. We will test this in a Skype interview. If your English is not up to this level, we will require a certificate.
Chinese applicants, however, are required to hand in a Nuffic certificate.

Student quota
We focus on 21 students first year students; 7 students per studio.

General information to study in The Netherlands

International students
International students can find specific information here:

For visa requirements visit:

Health and liability insurance

Please be aware that all students need a valid health and liability insurance in order to stay and study in the Netherlands. Check your insurance policies for covering when you go abroad on a study trip.

Please check AON for more information.

Grant and scholarships

The KABK does not offer scholarships for master studies. To look for grants and scholarships elsewhere, you can find information on the following websites:
– Grantfinder
– Erasmus Mundus

Working in the Netherlands after Graduation
With an INSIDE Master Diploma, Non-EU students can apply  for an “Orientation Year” after their Graduation.  This Residence Permit allows you to work for a full year in the Netherlands without your employer needing to apply for a working permit/visa. See:

Registration in the Dutch Register of Architects
The titles of architect, urban designer, landscape architect and interior architect are protected by the Dutch Architect’s Title Act. In the Netherlands, only persons who are entered in the Dutch Register of Architects are permitted to use these titles.

From 1 January 2015, you must complete a professional traineeship after receiving your (master’s) diploma before you can enter your name in the Dutch Register of Architects. For more information:

Useful links

If you need additional information
, send an email to Marja van der Burgh, Coordinator of INSIDE. Email address:

Study Link
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